[ adjective ] widely known and esteemed
"a famous actor" "a celebrated musician" "a famed scientist" "an illustrious judge" "a notable historian" "a renowned painter"
Used in print(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)
My heartiest congratulations go to their successors , Orvil_E._Dryfoos and John_B._Oakes , who can be counted_upon to sustain the illustrious tradition of the New_York_Times .
[ adjective ] having or conferring glory
"an illustrious achievement"
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
More_than a beautiful visualization of the illustrious adventures and escapades of the tragi-comic knight-errant and his squire , Sancho_Panza , in seventeenth century Spain , this inevitably abbreviated rendering of the classic satire on chivalry is an affectingly warm and human exposition of character .